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  1. 26 Mar 2020, e-mail received with link to check Georgetown PhD Gov't status update. Standard rejection letter. So this is farewell to everybody here. I wish you all the best of luck if you choose to continue on this path. But that's it for me. I will not be applying anymore (a decision I've made before this began cycle - do not assume it's temporary rage or whatever xD!). I'm out of the PhD/academic race. I'll simply continue with my research as a side job/hobby, shifting my research skills to work (high tec industry, actually a salary that allows me to hire research assistant(s) lol!!! I
  2. Whoever did not hear back as of yet from Georgetown should expect a rejection. This includes me lol. I tend to believe they sent out all of the acceptances, possibly also the wait-listed ones as well. But to be sure, let's give them one additional week. Oh and- don't hold your breath to receive their official rejection, last year they sent my rejection around the middle of May.
  3. For whoever is interested in Georgetown applications Dan Nexon (twitter, @ dhnexon) tweeted Feb 2 that: their gov't admission committee hasnt met yet and that they usually have two spots for IR. Other info included, like the odds are against you no matter what/job market is awful so it might just be good not to get into the program! On a more personal note, I've learned a ton this past year via Twitter. It's an incredible source of information if the academic world is interesting for you. If you aren't there, you are missing out. For instance, this year I've applied only to Georgetow
  4. were you wait listed and got the rejection now or?
  5. After reading, I think I'd set (your) the priorities as: (1) Duke; (2); and (3) PSU. And for the record, I am not going to get into any of those uni s so there's no waitlist bias on my part. p.s. your worst case scenario should be flipping a coin between the two top options! Good luck either way.
  6. I'm not sure how helpful you'd find this but... as I read what you wrote I had a feeling you truly do prefer department A over department B. I pretty much felt you're telling me that you'd be an overall happier person if you were in department A. But perhaps this dilemma of missing out the other option, which is also very attractive for you, stops you from seeing it clearly. Ask yourself if what I wrote here actually makes sense or if I'm completely wrong. It might help you make your mind up. I mean, I attended last APSA and I spoke with quite a few professors who ended up telling me how unhap
  7. Honestly, I was fortunate enough to get an awesome collaboration going about two years ago with an American Prof. I've never met until last summer (when I came to present our research in APSA, Boston). This luckily ended up with a research grant on such an awesome project that I simply don't mind waiting for answers. I'm super busy! But I'd sure appreciate at least one acceptance... I truly only need one! (applied only to uni.s. that I'd love to be at)... The thought of another cycle is just disgusting!
  8. Hi. Just as I was reading this.. puff- (1) Inbox... Alas, another rejection... [edit: just so we're clear-- a rejection from Northwestern!] Best wishes~
  9. Any Human Rights lawyer here? I feel like Northwestern's response time equals to psychological torture. X_X
  10. In short: https://academicpositions.com/career-advice/the-best-questions-to-ask-during-a-phd-interview?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=organic+post&fbclid=IwAR1zF2QfWxME9pjfmO7azSLLVgNTtmB6vzUkr2cg8ypV3zZxKHkSqQDXI6Y
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